20 Minute Honey Balsamic Lamb Chops

Honey Balsamic Lamb ChopsThis is the very first time we have posted a lamb recipe on this blog. Because lamb is spendy where I live, it is a once-a-year treat at our house – usually for our Easter feast.

And so, it has to be yummy. And easy. This honey balsamic glaze is tangy and sweet and just the right amount of sticky to make you lick your fingers brazenly with every bite.

This is a version of a recipe by Jamie Oliver, whose love for cooking healthy real food is contagious. I am an avid fan of his show 15 Minute Meals, and this recipe is the kind of food he cooks – playful and flavorful food that is easy and quick.

I did make twice as much of the glaze as he calls for – and for me this is the perfect ratio of glaze to lamb chop. I also added a dash of cayenne pepper sauce – just for a little heat. I think this is the perfect mix of flavor and texture for these chops – and this will be on my table on Easter Sunday.

— posted by Donna

STICKY BALSAMIC LAMB CHOPS

Serves 6

Total Time: 15 minutes

1 tablespoon olive oil
6 lamb chops, with fat cap removed
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper sauce

Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add oil. Sprinkle lamb chops with salt and pepper and then add to skillet. Let cook 5 minutes on each sides of chops.

Stir together the vinegar, honey and hot sauce and then drizzle over chops in pan. Keep turning chops until liquid is reduced and all of glaze sticks to the chops, about another 3 minutes total.

Serve immediately.

20 Minute Honey Balsamic Lamb Chops
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 lamb chops, with fat cap removed
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper sauce
Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add oil. Sprinkle lamb chops with salt and pepper and then add to skillet. Let cook 5 minutes on each sides of chops.
  2. Stir together the vinegar, honey and hot sauce and then drizzle over chops in pan. Keep turning chops until liquid is reduced and all of glaze sticks to the chops, about another 3 minutes total.
  3. Serve immediately.

 

Other fun takes on lamb by food bloggers:

Saba Braised Lamb, Food Wishes
Dijon Glazed Lamb, Skinny Taste
Braised Eggs and Lamb, Culinary Covers
Panko Crusted Ginger Lamb Chops, Journey Kitchen
Pomegranate Lamb Chops, Closet Cooking
Grilled Lamb Chops, Cookin Canuck

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